The Knox School of Santa Barbara is a private, non-profit school serving junior Kindergarten through 8th grade and specifically designed for the gifted learner. Our mission is to provide a stimulating and nurturing environment where, alongside an engaging and challenging curriculum, the social and emotional needs of gifted and talented students are respected and compassionately supported.
Gifted children require a unique educational setting to retain the joy of learning and the opportunity to maximize their potential. Surrounding a gifted child with a community of his/her peers strengthens and supports that child's development. Teachers who are conversant with the gifted population's characteristics provide a nurturing environment, supportive and respectful of both the students' strengths and needs. The Knox School of Santa Barbara is committed to providing a student-centered, talent- and strength-based model as well as a project/inquiry-based curriculum to optimize each student's intellectual, academic, social and emotional development.